Baking with … Crayons


It’s:

  • Baking … with Crayons :: 焼く

Prep Time: 30 ~ 60 minutes / Play Time: From 20 ~ 60 minutes ~ /

Materials:

  1. Old, broken, unused Crayons.
  2. Bowl to hold crayons with water, bowl to hold peeled crayons.
  3. Silicon Baking Molds.
  4. Cookie Sheet & Parchment or Aluminum Foil.

Variations: I used cake-pop and muffin molds, however, you can use any shape. I like the cake-pops for toddlers, the result is a large crayon that is easy to grip. The muffin shapes look more edible, like a candy, so I do not recommend using this shape with children who are still prone to putting things in their mouth.   #paopao #ふくろう #whew #whoknew # 分からない #woohoo #ioi #owlsofinstagram

Instructions:

1. Gather all of the material, and pre-heat oven to 300°F or 150°C .

2. Soak the crayons in water, for about 20 minutes, to loosen the paper wrappers prior to peeling.

3. Peel the wrappers.

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4. Put the crayons into your molds.

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5. Melt the crayons in the oven for about 10-15 minutes, or until mostly melted. I recommend using a cookie sheet underneath the molds to keep them steady while baking. (I used an old one, that I no longer use while cooking, however if you want to reuse your cookie sheet, put a piece of aluminum foil or wax paper down as well.)

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*I believe it is possible to use the microwave for melting crayons, however I have not tested this method, and cannot offer any recommended instruction.

6. Let the molds harden overnight, then pop them out and they are ready to use. #ici #paopao ! #chiefandmischief #泡泡 #doublehappiness #doublebubble

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Variation & Caution:

  • My son could not wait to put his fingers into the hot (BOILING) melted wax from the crayons! I eventually let him dip his fingers in after the wax had cooled enough not to burn him. *But do note, the melted wax is very hot when you remove it from the oven. It has gone from a solid state to a liquid one! Please be mindful.
  • I let him create his own custom finger crayons, and he made some scribble art with his sister.
  • The crayons that molded to his finger eventually broke away from his hand, but it was still a nice experiment.